The best way to introduce myself is to tell you a story about a profound experience in my life:
I had dropped out of college and was working as a manager in a well-known retail establishment for several years. I was having a rough day, and things weren’t looking great at the time. I turned to help a customer in the store, and it happened to be one of my teachers from high school. My former teacher asked me how things were going.
I replied, “It’s going alright, just working away.” She could tell that things weren’t so great. She then gave me one of the best pieces of advice I could’ve received: “Weren’t you going to school to be a teacher?” I said yes as that was my major before dropping out.
She replied “Why don’t you go back and do what you want to do?”
No one had asked me that before, and all it took was one teacher to change my life.
Within the month, I was enrolled in college again and going to school full-time to pursue my passion for teaching.
I am a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Educator (Lvl. 1 & 2), a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, an Apple Teacher, and an English Teacher/Instructional Technology Coach from Littleton Public Schools. I started my Master’s Degree from CU Denver in Information and Learning Technologies Fall 2014. As a founding member of the Colorado Educator Network, I am looking to provide an opportunity for local teachers to connect, build community, and improve education together. I have been providing different professional development opportunities to teachers through Google for Education Certification Bootcamps, EdTechTeam Google Summits, and many other regional and international conferences. I believes that being open to and adapting to change is the most important component to teaching; as J.R.R. Tolkien said:
“True education is a kind of never ending story — a matter of continual beginnings, of habitual fresh starts, of persistent newness.”
I love helping teachers learn to teach in a digital age so that our students are prepared for the future – whatever that future may look like.
The views expressed on this site are my own and do not reflect the views of the school district or school in which I currently work.